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Bolivar woman trapped for 12 hours at Texas gas station as water rises Pelting rain and rising water made driving conditions so unbearable for Heather Stonestreet, she was forced to find refuge at a gas station in Houston, Texas. She was stuck there for 12 hours. Stonestreet's ordeal started late Monday night when she was on the west side of Houston trying to make her way back to her husband, who was at his parents' home in the southeast part ...

Republic Road across the county: Project will widen last major leg of route It seems, for the last decade, one part of Republic Road or another (if not several parts at a time), have been torn up for reconstruction.  From Glenstone Avenue to Golden Avenue, the new 5-lane road is either done or getting done.  Now comes the last major leg. Republic Road from Golden to West Bypass (Highway FF) in the City of Battlefield is still pretty much ...

Head out early to avoid the rain Thunderstorms are still in the forecast right through the weekend. Find out what to expect by watching the forecast. ...

Recent rain hasn't dampened business on the Buffalo National River Shops along the Buffalo National River say recent rains have been a welcome sight.      "Good water on the upper river means rain, we call it liquid gold," Mike Mills said. Mills owns Buffalo Outdoor Center in Ponca. It's gold that has businesses seeing green, because the higher waters mean more excitement for floaters, kayakers and canoers, and more people visiting the national river. "Really, business has been pretty ...

Man now charged for chase that ended in crash A man from Ozark is now charged for a high speed chase through Springfield that ended in a crash. Tuesday night Greene County Sheriff's Deputies were called to W. Roxbury after the owner of van called 911 to report it had been stolen.  The caller followed the vehicle, giving dispatchers a play-by-play of its location. Deputies picked up the pursuit, which ended when the thief lost control ...

Local agencies respond to disasters in Texas and Oklahoma Dangerous flooding has caused the deaths of at least 19 people in Texas and Oklahoma. And the devastation is widespread.  Folks from the Ozarks are rushing to help the survivors of the storms. Seven American Red Cross volunteers from Greene, Christian and Hickory counties have already headed to Texas and Oklahoma to help.  And Convoy of Hope sent aid south Wednesday as well. The American Red Cross ...

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Fair, 69 F

Wed - Mostly Cloudy. High: 80 Low: 64
Thu - PM Thunderstorms. High: 79 Low: 66
Fri - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 80 Low: 64
Sat - Scattered Thunderstorms. High: 73 Low: 56
Sun - Cloudy. High: 69 Low: 55

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Bush's busy role on corporate boards could become 2016 issue
FILE - In this May 21, 2015 file photo, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush speaks to a morning crowd at the Draft restaurant in Concord, N.H. During his transition from Florida governor to likely presidential candidate, Jeb Bush served on the boards or as an adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, a dizzying array of corporate connections that earned him millions of dollars and occasional headaches. (AP Photo/Jim Cole, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — After leaving the Florida governor's office, Jeb Bush began lining up positions in corporate boardrooms. He served as a board member or adviser to at least 15 companies and nonprofits, as many as 11 at a time.

Judge to determine whether to close Lohan driving case
FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, U.S actress Lindsay Lohan performs a scene from the play, "Speed the Plow," during a photocall at the Playhouse Theatre in central London. A prosecutor said Wednesday, May, 27, 2015, that it appears Lohan has completed the community service terms of her sentence in a 2012 reckless driving case. A judge will determine on Thursday, May 28, 2015, whether Lohan has completed her sentence, which would release her from probation in Los Angeles for the first time in nearly eight years. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge will determine Thursday whether Lindsay Lohan has completed her community service in a reckless driving case and can finally put her Los Angeles court troubles behind her.

H5N1 bird flu confirmed on two farms in Ghana
Health officials cull chickens in AgbataTests on poultry at two farms in Ghana, including one in the capital, Accra, have confirmed the presence of H5N1 avian flu, the country's state research institute said on Wednesday. The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research said five of six samples tested positive for the disease earlier this month. Avian flu has already struck several other countries in West Africa, including Ghana's neighbours Niger and Burkina Faso.

Rights groups say Gambia has detained relatives of coup plotters
(Reuters) - Gambian authorities have detained, and in some cases have "disappeared," friends and relatives of alleged suspects of a failed coup, including elderly women and a child, two international rights organisations said on Wednesday. Most were arrested in the days following the attempted coup on Dec. 30. Some have not been heard from or seen since they were taken away in early January, Human Rights Watch (HRW) and Amnesty International said in a statement.

Britain says 'something deeply wrong' at FIFA
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Thursday there was something deeply wrong at the heart of world soccer's governing body FIFA and that it needed to be reformed. Speaking a day after the game was plunged into turmoil following the arrest of senior FIFA officials on U.S. corruption charges, Hammond said soccer fans around the world were being let down and the game was being brought into disrepute "There is something deeply wrong at the heart of FIFA and international football needs to reform, needs to get its act together," Hammond told BBC TV. Britain has long been a critic of FIFA and unsuccessfully bid for the 2018 World Cup which was instead awarded to Russia.